Parent/Family Orientation Schedule

The schedule of events for the Parent/Family Orientation Aug. 18-19.

Orientation at New College is a weeklong event that is scheduled for all new students. Please see the Student Orientation Schedule for more information about the Student Schedule.

Schedule is subject to change, please check back frequently for updates. A final copy of the schedule will be provided during Orientation.

Saturday, August 18:

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Orientation Check-in / Move-in
Location: Harry Sudakoff Conference Center

While your student is checking into New College, take this opportunity to mingle with New College staff and help your student move into their residence hall!

8-10 a.m.: Parent /Family / Student Continental Breakfast
Location: Hamilton Center

Breakfast will be available for those family members and students who have paid their orientation registration.

9 a.m. to non: Mailing Services is open for package pick-up
Location:  Palmer E, First Floor

Stop by the mail room, meet the staff, and pick up any packages that you or your new student might have sent ahead of time.10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Bookstore is Open
Location: 6301 N. Tamiami Trail

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Finance and Parking Services Office Open Hours
Location: Palmer D (PMD 123)

The Finance Office will be accepting payment via cash for student accounts. Credit card payments must be done online. E-checks can also be done online.

Parking Services will be selling parking permits. Vehicle registration, your student’s driver’s license, and fee payment are required in order to purchase a parking permit. Parking Services will be accepting payment via cash, check and credit card.

Noon to 1 p.m. Parent / Family / Student Lunch
Location: Hamilton Center

Lunch will be provided for those family members and students who have paid their orientation registration.

Noon to 1 p.m.: SuccessQuest LLC Reception
Location: HLC 7

Closed reception for parents, families, and students of SuccessQuest.

Noon to 1 p.m.: International Student Lunch
Location: HLC 2

Closed reception for parents, families, and students of International Student Orientation.

1-2:30 p.m.  President’s Welcome / Parent’s Panel-Just for Families
Location: Sudakoff Conference Center

2:45-5 p.m. Open Parent Question Session 
Location: ACE Cafe 

2:45-3:45 p.m.:  Parent Session #1
Location: ACE

4-5 p.m.: Parent  Session #2 
Location: ACE

5-7:30 p.m.: Dinner on your own

7:30-9:30 p.m.: Parent / Family / Student Farewell Dessert Reception
Location: College Hall (Bayfront)

Parent / Family Orientations Ends at 9 p.m.
Parents and family members are asked to leave campus upon the conclusion of the dessert reception. Students will remain on campus, and there will be additional, student-only evening activities for interested students.